After a comprehensive victory in their previous match, Rajasthan Royals would start firm favourites when they take on the struggling Deccan Chargers in an IPL match.
Riding on Ajinkya Rahane’s unbeaten hundred and Owais Shah’s blazing fifty, Rajasthan beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs in Bangalore last night to recover from back-to-back losses in Kolkata and Mumbai.
The biggest positive to be drawn from last night’s win was the cracking form of Rahane and Shah.
Champions of the inaugural IPL, Rajasthan have also benefitted from the experience of their captain Rahul Dravid, who has filled in the void left by Shane Warne quite commendably so far.
Rajasthan Royals: AM Rahane, R Dravid (Captain), OA Shah, BJ Hodge, AL Menaria, DH Yagnik (Wicket Keeper), J Botha, GB Hogg, A Singh, SK Trivedi, Pankaj Singh
Deccan Chargers: B Chipli, S Dhawan, T Mishra, DT Christian, KC Sangakkara (Captain and Wicket Keeper), JP Duminy, AA Jhunjhunwala, Ankit Sharma, A Mishra, DW Steyn, Anand Rajan